Exit West: A Personal Narrative

Intro by Jason  Mohsin Hamad's Exit West came out in March 2017. Since then, it has had a significant impact on the world of fiction. Here at BookPeople, booksellers were so excited about the book that there was a lot of dodging and weaving for the few available advanced reader's copies and a spirited contest … Continue reading Exit West: A Personal Narrative

Top Shelf: The Burning Girl by Claire Messud

by Melissa It’s rare to find a book that accurately depicts the friendships between young girls the way Claire Messud does in The Burning Girl. Nothing is more important than your best friend when you are young. I specifically remember feeling like no one would understand and appreciate me more than my absolute best friend … Continue reading Top Shelf: The Burning Girl by Claire Messud

Found in Translation: Super Extra Grande by Yoss

by Sunny Sone "Science fiction," says Yoss, "is the only literature today capable of capturing not only the decisions we're making in the present, but also the consequences these decisions can have on our future." Cuban science fiction writing has become more prevalent in the past several years, and at the head of the movement … Continue reading Found in Translation: Super Extra Grande by Yoss

School’s back in session at BookKids!

We can’t believe summer flew by so quickly, but alas, here we are: it’s back-to-school time! We LOVE helping proud parents find a special gift for their young readers, or kids searching for that perfect title to calm first-day jitters. We put together two displays featuring a few of our most beloved back-to-school titles, including … Continue reading School’s back in session at BookKids!

It’s Teen Thursday, Puddin’

NEW RELEASES   The Dire King  William Ritter   The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times best-selling series the Chicago Tribune called "Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer" sends the eccentric detective and his indispensable assistant into the heart of a war between magical worlds. The fate of the world is in the hands of detective … Continue reading It’s Teen Thursday, Puddin’